Hearts and Minds
Hearts and Minds includes the work of Penny Byrne’s Hurt Locker – aka Samurai-Robocop with his modular body, a lattice of steel grids filled with black glass, alternating in thickness and Harriet Schwarzrock’s pulsating, by comparison delicate, interacting neon hearts.
Featuring a collaboration between Harriet Schwarzrock and Brian McNamara, Sound Sculpture Artist
Image: Harriet Schwarzrock, between stillness and movement, 2018, blown glass, neon and plasma. Photo by Sam Cooper.
25 January to 25 March
12:00am 24 JanuaryView Catalogue
The landscape is a rich starting point for the exploration of a broad variety of topics. From the connection to Country of Australia’s First Peoples through to the contemporary re-imagining of what a landscape is, artists celebrate the beauty, power and fragility of the natural world. In this exhibition the artists share a common interest in landscape. Working with glass they respond in a variety of ways to challenge the viewer’s perception of what is often regarded as a stylistically rigid genre.
Amy Schleif, Brenda L Croft, Brendan Scott-French, Debra Jurss, Denis O’Connor, Emilie Patteson, Hannah Gason
Holly Grace, Janet Laurence, Jennifer Kemarre Martiniello, Jessica Loughlin, Kirstie Rea, Lisa Cahill, Ngaio Fitzpatrick, Sophia Emmett, Walter Rogers, Bruce Wilfred
Image: Janet Laurence, Natural History (Landscape and Residues Series), 2008, glass vials, botanical specimens, wood, steel, polished aluminium mirror. Photo by Adam McGrath.
05 April to 03 June
6:00pm 04 AprilView Catalogue
Throughout history, artists have worked with like-minded individuals as collectives, collaborators and mentors. When artists working in different genres and unrelated forms collide and spark new ideas, the end result can be breathtaking. The exhibition Confluence embraces the results of the collective exploration of glass by pairing experienced glass artists with those who are less familiar with the medium.
Annette Blair, G.W.Bot, Paul House, Jeremy Lepisto, Peter Nilsson, Nell, ?NOT , Tom Rowney, Luna Ryan and Nick Stranks
Image: Annette Blair, A Place for Everything, 2017, hot formed glass, timber, steel. Photo by Adam McGrath. Artist represented by Beaver Galleries .
14 June to 12 August
6:00pm 13 JuneView Catalogue
A Profusion of Blooms
Surround yourself with flowers in B. Jane Cowie’s new works created for the Canberra Glassworks, ‘A Profusion of Blooms’. Come and see Singapore-based Australian artist, B. Jane Cowie’s exploration of ideas of self and life as an artist, loving and working in Asia.
Image: B. J Cowie, Untouched – posies (detail), 2018, glass, stainless steel frame, lighting. Photo by Adam McGrath
23 August to 21 October
6:00pm 22 AugustView Catalogue
Hindmarsh Prize 2018
Canberra Glassworks is delighted to present the third Hindmarsh Prize, showcasing the work of some of Australia’s most interesting and talented contemporary glass artists.
The prize honours outstanding achievement in contemporary glass art, celebrating the work of remarkable artists whose practices are among the most innovative and influential in this medium. Congratulations to Kate Baker, the winner of the 2018 Hindmarsh Prize.
The finalist works in the Hindmarsh Prize 2018 were exhibited at the Toyama Glass Museum in Japan from 26th October to 4th November 2018. Offical opening: 2pm 26 October 2018.
Shortlisted artists: Brenda L Croft, Brendan van Hek, Clare Belfrage, Dan Venables, Emma-Kate Hart & Fernando Melendez, Harriet Schwarzrock, Holly Grace, Jeremy Lepisto & Nick Stranks, Kate Baker, Kate Nixon, Kirstie Rea, Lisa Cahill, Lucy Palmer, Madeline Cardone, Mark Eliott, Mel Douglas, Not, Richard Whiteley, Rose-Mary Faulkner, Scott Chaseling and Yusuke Takemura.
Image: Installation shot of the 2018 Hindmarsh Prize in the Fitter’s Workshop. Photo by Brenton McGeachie
“As part of its commitment to the cultural diversity of the ACT, Hindmarsh places great value in fostering its vibrant local arts community, with the ambition of widening its scope and level of interest throughout the region,” says John Hindmarsh. “To that end, Hindmarsh is delighted to be supporting Canberra Glassworks and the variety of talented artists associated with the organisation, many of whom have produced outstanding works of not only national, but international renown.”
22 September to 30 September
6:00pm 21 SeptemberView Catalogue
Hindmarsh Prize - Toyama
Touring of the Hindmarsh Prize 2018 exhibition to Toyama, Japan is supported by the Australian Government through the Australian Cultural Diplomacy Grants Program of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Eighteen artworks selected from the Hindmarsh Prize 2018 will tour to Japan to be exhibited at The Toyama Art Glass Museum from 26 October to 4 November 2018. As part of the prize the winning artist Kate Baker receives an all-expenses paid trip to Toyama to attend the opening celebration.
Photo by Adam McGrath
26 October to 04 November
6:00pm 26 OctoberView Catalogue
Illuminated Spaces is a survey show featuring artists whose work is informed by the tradition of architectural glass art, including stained glass. Nine glass artists with links to Canberra embrace contemporary techniques to create innovative artworks that engage with this tradition. Ideas explored include the importance of colour, light and symbolism, as well as the relationship between art and the built environment.
Nine artists are featured in the exhibition: Lisa Cahill, Scott Chaseling, Judi Elliott, Jeremy Lepisto, Ruth Oliphant, Lucy Palmer, Clare Peters, Kirstie Rea and Richard Whiteley. Curated by Dr Grace Blakeley-Carroll.
Image: Jeremy Lepisto, Structure 2 (from the Aspect Series), 2018, kilnformed and fabricated glass. Photo by Rob Little. Artist represented by Beaver Galleries.
01 November to 23 December
6:00pm 31 OctoberView Catalogue